JaVale McGee has spent 13 seasons of solid NBA career in which he has been through seven teams: Wizards, Nuggets, Sixers, Mavericks, Warriors, Lake
JaVale McGee has spent 13 seasons of solid NBA career in which he has been through seven teams: Wizards, Nuggets, Sixers, Mavericks, Warriors, Lakers, Cavaliers and, after another stint with the Nuggets, he has just signed with the Suns. In that time he won three rings, two with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018 and a third with the Lakers in 2020. He also won gold at the recent Tokyo Games with the United States team. However, the 33-year-old powerhouse is haunted by fame as a bad player.
He holds Shaquille O’Neal responsible for them. The former player has long worked as an NBA analyst at TNT and has his own space on the show. It is’ Shaqtin ‘a Fool’ and it shows the worst plays of the week in the League. Goofs where there was almost always room for a McGee action. “Little by little it was undermining my reputation. I was a young and emotional 24-year-old gamer. I was slowly fading. I went into a downward spiral since that show aired,” he says.
McGee explains that the opinion of teammates and technicians changed when it came to other teams. “I didn’t realize what it was doing to my career until I started to move on to other teams. I would talk to other coaches and in the middle of the year I would say, ‘I’ve always seen that Shaqtin’ A Fool stuff and I had a different idea. from you. I didn’t know if you were smart. You’re a great basketball player, “explains the pvot.
In his defense, the new Suns player believes that even with Michael Jordan a ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool ‘section could have been done: “If you’ve never seen him play, you’d think he’s the worst in the world.”